Trigger Point Therapy
Caring Palms Massage and Reiki
A trigger point is a very sore spot located in a tight muscle. Not only is it sore at its location, it also refers (causes) pain in a predictable pattern to other areas. When one has chronic (ongoing) pain that nothing seems to relieve, we will usually suspect trigger points. Remember the story of the princess and the pea? This is where the princess was so fair that she could not sleep if a single pea was placed under her mattress. Well, think of the mattresses as muscle fibers and the pea as the trigger point. Yes, it’s usually that small and yes, it can cause that much discomfort. Once a trigger point has been located, we try different techniques to get rid of it. Whichever methods are used, you will almost always find relief. Trigger Point is usually performed as part of another style.